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ATTENTION STUDENTS: ACDA membership is within reach! Your state offers a reduced membership fee. Contact chapter president Jeff Buettner, or click here to find application materials for new members on the ACDA website. For more information on the benefits of student membership, click here.


Get ready for GATHER AT THE RIVER 2015

Taking place June 26-27, this is a fantastic conference for choral enthusiasts, singers and conductors. This AFFORDABLE conference features keynote/guest conductor Joe Miller, of Westminster Choir College, a fantastic musician and truly conscientious conductor. Please see the “Gather at the River” page on this site.


All singers are welcome to attend our third annual GREAT DAY OF SINGING  

on Saturday afternoon, March 14 at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland, as we explore some great choral masterworks and hear from Jose Daniel Flores Caraballo, who has just moved to our region to lead the Albany Pro Musica and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  This is a free event, open to all — come for an inspirational afternoon of singing together!

Check out the details here and invite your choir members to attend (and, if you wish, to sing a selection or two as part of an informal demonstration performance at the end of the afternoon!)


THANK YOU to all for a terrific fall conference, in conjunction with Vermont Music Educators Association conference

Our FEATURED GUEST, Elizabeth Nuñez of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City was warmly received and our colleagues offer sessions that were informative and very well attended.


Welcome to the Vermont Chapter of ACDA.

I and the board of Vermont ACDA hope that you will use this page as a resource for exciting and inspiring choral events in our state. Our leadership page provides contact information and describes the wealth of experience our board members bring to our state chapter. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you have about working with choirs, finding great music for your ensemble, or sharing what’s happening with your ensemble! Find listings of scores, videos, and recommended repertoire on the Library/Resources page. Frank Whitcomb shares his thoughts on “Why we belong to ACDA” on the About ACDA page; take a read, and, if you’re not a member, we hope you’ll join us soon!
Jeff Buettner, President

* Repertoire Reflections *

From our “R&S” (repertoire & standards) board members, you can find useful and insightful articles that offer insightful ideas on choral singing and repertoire.

Kristin Bamberger (Junior High/Middle School): a look at Somagwaza, 3-part South African ceremonial song, and The Arrow and the Song, text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, music by Christopher Matthews.

Bethany Plissey (College & University): Composer in Focus: Ēriks Ešenvalds, Latvia.

Just click on *Repertoire Reflections* the in the right hand menu!

VERMONT ACDA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

(2015 deadline is pending)

Vermont ACDA offers a $500.00 scholarship to a high school senior who is pursuing a career in vocal music. The scholarship is awarded at the All State Music Festival in May. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM


updated March 24, 2014 Jeff Buettner, President; Jeff Rehbach, webmaster